Concord—June 4, 2020—The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will conduct an online workshop this weekend to train volunteer weed watchers.
The one-hour webinar will be on Saturday, June 6, starting at 9:30 a.m. It’s sponsored by the Harrisville (N.H) Conservation Commission but is open to all, via pre-registration at this link:
For years the Weed Watchers program has provided the state with valuable intel on new and expanding patches of invasive aquatic species, including variable milfoil and zebra mussels.
Volunteers are trained in workshops like the one to be held this weekend, which creates a large pool of volunteers who thereafter keep an eye open for invasive species while recreating on their lake or pond.
The workshop will be hosted by Amy Smagula, the state’s Exotic Species Program Coordinator and freshwater biologist for the Department of Environmental Services.
Smagula will also discuss the state of aquatic invasive species in New Hampshire, and what the state and its partners are doing for prevention, early detection, rapid response, and management of infestations.
The webinar is recommended for boaters, fishermen, Lake Hosts, paddleboarders, kayakers, and canoers—all of whom have a shared interest in maintaining clean, healthy waters.
Contact Harry Wolhandler by email (Harry@Accelara.com) or phone (603-852-8026) for more information.